Welcome back to the our channel for a feature on the insane landing gear on many US military planes, including some of the largest aircraft in the military. I've seen C-5's land and take off. It is unbelievable! When a person watches a C-5 take off for the first time, you feel like it will never get off the ground! It seems impossible; especially when there are vehicles, helicopters, and thousands of pounds of equipment on board! When taking on this much useless weight in landing gear its just an easy deduction for me to say that the next generation of heavy lift aircraft will have a ground based autonomous drone tug that is able to readily available to launch and retrieve aircraft thus ending the the most dangerous part of flying, take off and landing from the airstrip. It really doesn't need the 28 wheels to support the aircraft. There was a requirement in design for operation off of unimproved airports. I believe it was tested but never really used. A 747 weighs in at nearly 1,000,000 LBs and it has less wheels.